Kane Shares His Thoughts On COVID-19 And WWE's Decision To Continue Holding Shows During Pandemic

Kane Shares His Thoughts On COVID-19 And WWE's Decision To Continue Holding Shows During Pandemic

It's been a while since we've seen Kane in a WWE ring because he's busy serving as the Mayor of Knox County in Tennessee, but he's now shared his thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic and WWE still holding shows.

Much to the chagrin of many critics, WWE has continued holding audience-free shows during the COVID-19 pandemic. That's despite the fact there's a risk wrestlers interacting with each other will further spread the virus, while it's also worth noting that the health of Superstars is potentially on the line just so WWE can continue airing RAW and SmackDown

During a recent interview with Fox News, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs (a.k.a. Kane) was asked about COVID-19, and it sounds like he's very much on board not only with WWE holding shows, but the protestors who believe they shouldn't be told what to do in order to slow the spread of the virus. 

"We talk about public safety, but the issue is that when the government says something is an emergency, and we can do anything," he explained. "Then all that has to happen is, you have an emergency. And that’s extremely troubling to me and it should be challenged by the people as well. [They] decided that they have to tell people what to do and that’s not their job. And frankly, I don’t think that they have that authority. No politician gets up there and says, ‘Hey, we’re going to take all your freedoms.’ What they do is they say, ‘well, you know, we have to assume some of these responsibilities.’ And when we look around through history and around the world, that’s generally what happens, especially in democratic societies."

"I think it’s the right decision because right now there’s just not that much available in the realm of live entertainment," Kane answered when talk turned to WWE. "But I think that it gives people a distraction and something else to think about and I think that’s important. I think WWE handled that in a responsible way. You need to walk a mile in someone’s shoes before you judge on that. So certainly in this situation, he did the right thing for him."

Do you agree with the Big Red Machine's take on the pandemic? 

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